On this date, August 31, 1688 John Bunyan died.

Once when he was imprisoned for simply preaching, he was asked to stop and he would be set free. He replied, “If you release me today, I will preach tomorrow.”

That led to him being in prison for around twelve years. During that time that he began to write his classic work, “The Pilgrim’s Progress.” It was first published in 1678, and became one of the most popular stories of all time. It has been translated into over 200 languages, and has never been out of print.

Death of John Bunyan

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